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Archive for April 26th, 2008

World Focus on Burma (26 April 08)

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New urgency in Burma
Boston Globe, United States –
LAST SUMMER, thousands of saffron-robed monks marched peacefully with ordinary citizens to demand freedom and justice for the 51 million people of Burma. …
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi To Be Conferred US Congressional Gold Medal
RTT News, NY –
“This Congressional Gold Medal is a tribute to Suu Kyi’s courage and conviction, and a symbol of solidarity with the oppressed people of Myanmar,” Feinstein …
Russia lawmakers back new libel rules
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
AP YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s main pro-democracy party alleged yesterday that intimidation and violence were being used against opponents of the …
Suu Kyi party says opponents of Myanmar constitution beaten
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy party led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday opponents of the junta’s proposed constitution were …
Send Hasina to USA for treatment: Cherie
Independent-Bangladesh, Bangladesh –
Mentioning the case of Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, she said, “I”m aware that Bangladesh bordering with Burma, a country which is not known as supporter of …
Junta urges people to cast ‘yes’ vote
TODAYonline, Singapore –
YANGON — As Myanmar’s military rulers launched a nationwide billboard campaign urging their nationals to vote “yes” in a referendum next month, …
Burmese detainee receives US honour
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Suu Kyi, 62, remains under house arrest by the oppressive military regime that controls Burma, casting doubt on her ability to accept the award. …
United States Awards Congressional Gold Medal to Burma’s Aug San …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
The Burmese (Myanmar) regime is among the worlds most brutal, imprisoning up to 2000 political prisoners, conscripting more child soldiers than any other …
Of potato, for potato
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
The breakdown of long-distance commerce in food has worried Bangladesh, particularly because her neighbours — India, Myanmar and Bangkok have restricted …
Burmese democracy leader to be honored
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –
Suu Kyi has been under house arrest by the military regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor. …
Ancient Praying Mantis Found in Amber
National Geographic, DC –
Previous mantis specimens have been found in New Jersey, northern Myanmar (Burma), Siberia, and Lebanon, he said. But Sasaki’s discovery appears to be …
Myanmar opposition party says opponents of military-backed …
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s main pro-democracy party charged Friday that intimidation and violence are being used against opponents of the military-backed …
Suu Kyi party says Myanmar junta trying to force ‘Yes’ vote
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party said Friday that Myanmar’s ruling generals were doing everything in their power to force a ‘Yes’ vote …
Myanmar junta cracks down on ‘vote no’ campaign – Summary
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Yangon – Myanmar’s junta is systematically terrorizing opposition politicians who are urging the public to vote no in a national referendum on May 10 that …
US to give Suu Kyi its highest civilian honour
CNN-IBN, India –
New Delhi: The US Senate has voted to award Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi its highest civillian honour — the Congressional Gold Medal. …
Ancient game featured in award-winning film
Bowen Island Undercurrent, Canada –
… the screening of Mystic Ball, an uplifting family documentary about the traditional game of chinlone, played since ancient times in Myanmar (Burma). …
Suu Kyi to be bestowed with Congressional Gold Medal Award
Newstrack India, India –
The activist group US campaign for Burma welcomed the award in its statements said, “In a world in which public heroes are few and far between, …
Burma: EU Parliament Wants More Myanmar Sanctions
UNPO, Netherlands –
In a decision to be considered by EU foreign ministers next week, Members of the European Parliament have voted to increase sanctions against Myanmar. …
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April 26, 2008 at 11:37 am

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World Focus on Burma (25 April 08)

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US Senate honours Burma’s Suu Kyi
BBC News, UK –
US-based Burma campaigners welcomed the move, saying the imprisoned opposition leader “richly deserves” the award. Burma’s generals have held Ms Suu Kyi for …
Cherie Blair roots for Hasina`s release from jail
Zee News, India –
Winding up her three-day visit, Blair told reporters: ‘I am aware that Bangladesh borders with Burma (Myanmar), a country which is not known as supporter of …
Suu Kyi bestowed with highest US honor
Mizzima.com, India –
Suu Kyi, continuing to be held under house arrest by Burma’s ruling junta, becomes the first individual to win the recognition while in detention. …
Speaker: Burma situation dire
The Flat Hat, VA –
Monday night, the College’s Students for Informed Democracy hosted speaker Thelma Young, campaign coordinator for the United States Campaign for Burma. …
Australians, New Zealanders remember World War II victims of …
International Herald Tribune, France –
Hellfire Pass was the most notorious stretch of the 415-kilometer (260-mile) railway that linked Thailand and neighboring Myanmar, then called Burma. …
Top US honour for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar , formerly known as Burma , has been under military rule since the early 1960s. The US-based Campaign for Burma welcomed the award, saying Aung San …
US to honour Burma’s Suu Kyi
Radio Australia, Australia –
The US Senate has unanimously agreed to confer the Congressional Gold Medal on Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, following a similar decision by the …
Senate approves top US honor for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
Reuters Canada, Canada –
The military government in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, violently suppressed pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist monks in September. …
Myanmar to allow voters to observe ballot count in constitutional …
JURIST –
[JURIST] Myanmar voters will be permitted to observe ballot counting in a scheduled May national referendum [JURIST report] on a draft constitution [JURIST …
Factory workers pressured to cast multiple “Yes” votes
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“They were making the woman cast three ‘Yes’ votes per person – one as a member of the USDA, another as a member of the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare …
Cherie Blair urges Bangladesh to release Sheikh Hasina immediately
Gulf Times, Qatar –
“In Burma (now Myanmar), there is another woman leader of (a) political party who is being detained. And I would not like to think Bangladesh was going …
US Congress to confer gold medal on Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
Turkish Press, MI –
“The Senate today has approved a measure to award our nation’s highest civilian honor to Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s (Myanmar’s) democratic …
Congress honors Myanmar activist
The Associated Press –
Jeremy Woodrum of the US Campaign for Burma advocacy group said the Myanmar opposition leader appears to be the first recipient of the Congressional Gold …
Anyone not voting ‘Yes’ will be fired from their job
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – In what is the latest round of threats by Myanmar authorities the country’s public servants have been told that if they do not …
Myanmar army raping with impunity, say Karen activists
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
… by the KWO in the latest issue of Forced Migration Review which is devoted to the massive displacement crisis in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
European parliament calls for tougher Burma sanctions
Radio Australia, Australia –
The European parliament has called for an increase in EU sanctions against military-ruled Burma. Parliament members are asking the EU to include in its …
EU Seeking International Arms Embargo on Burma
The Epoch Times Ireland, Ireland –
(Burma’s ruling junta calls the nation Myanmar.) “The Council would like to encourage the international community to adopt similar measures,” it says. …
Allow Hasina to go abroad for treatment
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
“I am aware that Bangladesh borders with Burma, a country which is not known as a supporter of the rule of law. And in Burma, there is a woman leader in a …
Myanmar official says constitutional referendum will be fair
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Voters will be allowed to watch ballot counting to ensure fairness in a May referendum on Myanmar’s proposed constitution, …
Junta offers Burmese stark choice
BBC News, UK –
By Michael Pan Burma’s military rulers have finally published a draft constitution – after a 15-year delay. The results have not met with universal approval …
Burmese farmers face flood threat
BBC News, UK –
This river is the main artery of Karen State in eastern Burma, and an almost completely unspoilt, incredibly biodiverse environment. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 26, 2008 at 11:31 am

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